Arts + Culture

International EDM artist James Hype to headline UWSA’s FrostFest concert

World-renowned EDM artist James Hype is set to headline the stage at this year’s FrostFest, hosted by the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance on Feb. 5. Hype is known for his newest remix, “Ferrari” and other songs like “Disconnected,” featuring Tita Lau, and his follow-up, “Good Luck” featuring Pia Mia. Local talent from Windsor-Essex have joined the lineup to open this year’s FrostFest concert. University of Windsor alumni DJ Josh Karmin and DJ Kirzy are set to take the stage before James Hype for an electrifying performance. The FrostFest concert – held annually to kick off the winter semester –

By |Mon, Jan 23rd, 2023, 11:40AM|Arts + Culture|

‘New Year, New Me!’: How UWindsor Students are Sticking to Their New Year’s Resolutions

A new year is upon us, Lancers, and this fresh start might just be the perfect time to make that change you’ve been procrastinating for months.  “Our culture seems to value new year’s resolutions as a path towards change,” explains Dr. Carlin Miller, clinical psychologist and University of Windsor psychology professor.  “It’s in the news and on our social media and through social activities with our friends.”  Dominique Pal, a biology student, says that one of her resolutions is to be more consistent with being healthy and staying fit. “I plan to stick to this by holding myself accountable for

By |Fri, Jan 13th, 2023, 1:14PM|Arts + Culture, News|

UWindsor Students Create Windsor-Specific Meme Accounts to Cheer Up Community in Covid Times

What do you get when you put together a pandemic, the ensuing social isolation and boredom, and Internet-savvy college students? Memes, of course. Assuming you don’t live under a rock, you have surely noticed that a variety of meme accounts lightly poking fun at the University of Windsor and the city of Windsor have recently cropped up on social media. These accounts have garnered the attention of thousands of students and Windsorites alike and have provided an outlet for lighthearted fun in these desolate times. The Lance reached out to the creators behind these accounts to learn why they decided

By |Wed, Apr 20th, 2022, 1:38PM|Arts + Culture, Technology|

Maria Mediratta: From UWindsor student to Successful Artist

Maria Mediratta (she/her) is a 25-year-old freelance artist and educator who has been working in Windsor's Arts & Culture sector for approximately five years. In early March, the Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW) announced that Maria would be one of three emerging artists to participate in the Emerging Artist Residency program generously sponsored by the WindsorEssex Community Foundation.

By |Tue, Apr 12th, 2022, 2:56PM|Arts + Culture, News|

UWindsor Editing & Publishing Practicum Gears Up for Poetry Book Launch on April 6

As part of UWindsor’s Editing & Publishing Practicum, a team of 22 students has been hard at work since September editing and marketing two poetry books: Terry Ann Carter’s First I Fold the Mountain: A Love Letter to Books and Christopher Lawrence Menard’s at the end, beginnings. A Memoir in Poems. Both books will be officially launched on April 6 during a poetry event at the KordaZone theater aptly entitled Beginnings: A Night of Poetry.  A Rundown of the Editing & Publishing Practicum In the Editing Practicum (ENGL-4003) and Publishing Practicum (ENGL-4004) at UWindsor, students have a rare opportunity to

By |Tue, Mar 29th, 2022, 1:30PM|Arts + Culture, News|

Standing on a New Stage: What the Windsor Indie Music Scene Can Expect as Capacity Limits Lift

With capacity limits and proof of vaccination requirements lifting across the province, music venues will finally get a much-needed boost of something other than a vaccine.   Under Provincial guidelines, entertainment venues across Ontario including music venues like Caesars Arena, Villans, The Phog lounge and The Meteor will finally be able to book live acts at full capacity again. As dozens of moving pieces within the industry now shift into gear, downtown Windsor  ready to open their doors for the flood of anxious   One of the integral pieces to the reopening of the local music scene is Shawn Vandenberg- the

By |Fri, Mar 25th, 2022, 4:49PM|Arts + Culture, News|

UWindsor Professors Publish Love Stories

Written by: Serafina Piasentin André Narbonne and Peter Hrastovec, two beloved University of Windsor professors, explore the simple beauties and struggles of budding love in their upcoming books, Lucien & Olivia and There Will Be Fish. Lucien & Olivia is a comedic love story that follows the pre-modern enemies to lover’s arc of marine engineer Lucien and philosophy prodigy Olivia. Mutual animosity evolves into complicated emotions that result in even “professors enjoy[ing] a good cry” (Narbonne). Drawing from his own experiences in the marine, Narbonne bridges the gap between fiction and reality, noticing love’s existence in both. “It is the

By |Mon, Mar 21st, 2022, 8:57AM|Arts + Culture|

Pants-less Zoom Presentations and Full-Glam ’Fits: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Fashion

It’s been two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything about our lives has changed, from the ways we eat to the ways we get around. The way we dress has changed as well. With nowhere to go and no one to see, many of us have adopted a much more casual look—perhaps a little too casual, as attested by the many headlines of public figures accidentally revealing that they were not wearing pants during a Zoom session. But has everyone adopted a more lax sense of style during these unprecedented times? We reached out to UWindsor students

By |Fri, Mar 18th, 2022, 9:16AM|Arts + Culture, News|

Are You a STEM Student at UWindsor? You Need to Take These Arts Electives

As part of their degree requirements, most STEM students at UWindsor need to take at least two arts electives. Most of them tend to opt for an introductory philosophy or psychology course, overlooking equally interesting courses in other arts fields. To help rectify this situation, we’ve compiled a short, non-comprehensive list of underrated arts electives we would recommend to science students at UWindsor. On the flipside, if you’d like to hear about underrated science electives for arts students, click here.  ENGL-2520: Frankenstein and its Afterlife You’ve surely encountered Frankenstein in TV or film—that green, hulking creature with bolts in his

By |Tue, Mar 1st, 2022, 9:24AM|Arts + Culture, News|
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